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The Resource The lost king of France : how DNA solved the mystery of the murdered son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Deborah Cadbury

The lost king of France : how DNA solved the mystery of the murdered son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Deborah Cadbury

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The lost king of France : how DNA solved the mystery of the murdered son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
Title
The lost king of France
Title remainder
how DNA solved the mystery of the murdered son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Cadbury
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Language
eng
Summary
Louis-Charles, Duc de Normandie, enjoyed a charmed early childhood in the gilded palace of Versailles. At the age of four, he became the dauphin, heir to the most powerful throne in Europe. Yet within five years he was to lose everything. Drawn into the horror of the French Revolution, his family was incarcerated and their fate thrust into the hands of the revolutionaries who wished to destroy the monarchy. In 1793, when Marie Antoinette was beheaded at the guillotine, she left her adored eight-year-old son imprisoned in the Temple Tower. Far from inheriting a throne, the orphaned boy-king had to endure the hostility and abuse of a nation. Two years later, the revolutionary leaders declared Louis XVII dead. No grave was dug, no monument built to mark his passing. Immediately, rumors spread that the prince had, in fact, escaped from prison and was still alive. Others believed that he had been murdered, his heart cut out and preserved as a relic. As with the tragedies of England's princes in the Tower and the Romanov archduchess Anastasia, countless "brothers" soon approached Louis-Charles's older sister, Marie-Therese, who survived the revolution. They claimed not only the dauphin's name, but also his inheritance. Several "princes" were plausible, but which, if any, was the real heir to the French throne? The Lost King of France is a moving and dramatic tale that interweaves a pivotal moment in France's history with a compelling detective story that involves pretenders to the crown, royalist plots and palace intrigue, bizarre legal battles, and modern science. The quest for the truth continued into the twenty-first century, when, thanks to DNA testing, the strange odyssey of a stolen heart found within the royal tombs brought an exciting conclusion to the two-hundred-year-old mystery of the lost king of France.--Amazon.com
Summary
Traces the story of the missing dauphin and heir of the executed Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, examining historic events from multiple angles and presenting DNA evidence to reveal new conclusions
Biography type
individual biography
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170726
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ZAB
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Cadbury, Deborah
Dewey number
944.04/2/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Louis
  • France
  • Louis
  • France
  • DNA fingerprinting
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story of revolution, revenge, and DNA
Label
The lost king of France : how DNA solved the mystery of the murdered son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Deborah Cadbury
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55039489
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
xviii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780312320294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55039489
Label
The lost king of France : how DNA solved the mystery of the murdered son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Deborah Cadbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55039489
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
xviii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780312320294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55039489

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